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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 6:55am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

now there's a real *winner of a chant >>

“No more cops, we don’t need ‘em! All we want is total freedom”
“Shut Down OPD! Not the Public Library!”

that would be *fun, No police in Oakland! that's beyond ignorant.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 2, 2011 8:02am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

@ now there's a real *winner of a chant >>

“No more cops, we don’t need ‘em! All we want is total freedom”
“Shut Down OPD! Not the Public Library!”
U.S. Marine vet Scott Olsen recently had his skull fractured by OPD.

Pick another chant from the menu. I recommend you chant: “Politicians & Bankers, Liars & Thieves, We’re taking it back! We’re not saying please!

• November 02, 2011 | Democracy Now | Story
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/2/occupy_oakland_prepares_for_general_strike
Occupy Oakland Prepares For General Strike As War Veterans Organize Day Of Action At Occupy Camps

Protesters in Oakland, California, are launching a city-wide general strike today that will include an attempt to shut down the nation’s fifth-busiest shipping port. The strike is expected to draw thousands of people to downtown Oakland, many responding to police attacks last week on non-violent protesters with Occupy Oakland, including two-time Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen. During the strike, protesters intend to picket banks, businesses, schools, libraries and any employers who try to reprimand striking workers. "What this general strike is all about is this: This is a call to working people, not only throughout the United States but throughout the world, to retract their labor. The only time that working people can gain the attention of the bosses or the ruling class,” says Clarence Thomas of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10. “This is a fight back moment.”

We also speak with Boots Riley of the hip-hop group, The Coup. "This general strike puts some teeth to the slogan that, "We are the 99 percent. It’s that the 1 percent gets all of their wealth by exploiting the 99 percent,” Boots Riley says. “And we want to show people that they can take it back if they want to." Meanwhile in New York City, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War planning to march in their military fatigues from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Zuccotti Park — the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement. "It’s clear that veterans are part of the 99 percent. Veterans, when they leave the military, are much more likely to face unemployment and homelessness,” says Jose Vasquez of Iraq Veterans Against The War. “Many people are forced to re-enlist because they are facing a tough economic situation.” Vasquez says they are encouraging veterans across the country to join their local Occupy protests...

Watch or Listen to the entire interview on Democracy Now's web site:
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/11/2/occupy_oakland_prepares_for_general_strike

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 8:20am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

“Politicians & Bankers, Liars & Thieves, We’re taking it back! We’re not saying please!”

now that's a good chant - as I define who the above are. Most politicians & some bankers are obvious - especially those who voted for it & those who accepted the "Bail out" Join a consumer friendly Credit Union who didn't need Obama's pay off to his homies.

You best watch out for the liars and thieves...who divide and conquer. Many of the "rich" made their millions in a positive way, and many on the backs of hard working class. Be careful you don't generalize.

Socialism is NOT the answer. Lets take back our Republic, one nation, under God, with Liberty and justice for all.

In your opinion, what IS the final goal, the end game for OWS? If it's fascism, socialism or communism, you can kiss my ass!

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Nov 2, 2011 2:23pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

"Lets take back our Republic, one nation, under God, with Liberty and justice for all."

Screw that. I don't believe in god or gods.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 3:32pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

I hear you, I know where you're coming from.

here's another one >> http://www.theblaze.com/stories/so-who-in-congress-voted-against-in-god-we-trust/

too bad! lol. 396 to 9...8 of the 9 were democrats which is no surprise to me at all.

In any case, imo, both Theists and Atheists have got it wrong.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 2, 2011 4:20pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

nice

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 2, 2011 9:11am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

@ In your opinion, what IS the final goal, the end game for OWS?

imo, This IS their moment; this is my moment; this is your moment; this is Our Moment!

OWS IS sending the greedy one per cent a Clear MESSAGE!

OWS IS Going to Occupy Everything! PEACEFULLY! Sensibly. Sustainably. Justly. Honestly. Wisely. For all of us - in this case, the 99 per cent of us.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Nov 2, 2011 4:11pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

If they really wanted to send the greedy 1% a message they would hold their protests on the golf course at the country club.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 3, 2011 9:18am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Occupy Oakland spearheads Nov 2 general strike and day of action

Re: the 99 % protesting the 1 % where they 'hang out'

Yes! Excellent point. An obvious point. The 99 % and the individual OWS movements are doing this all the time - more and more. Take another look, I've posted these two examples earlier:

Occupy Wall Street Protest Heads to Millionaire’s Row
Hundreds of protesters participated in a "Millionaires’ March" that wound its way through New York City’s wealthy Upper East Side neighborhood. They called for an end to the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few and sought to pressure Governor Andrew Cuomo to extend a surcharge tax on the state’s wealthiest residents known as the "Millionaire’s Tax." The march stopped at the homes of several billionaires, including John Paulson, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon, conservative billionaire David Koch, Emigrant Savings Bank chairman Howard Milstein, and News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch. The march was organized by 99 New York, a new coalition of groups formed around the growing Occupy Wall Street movement, and included trade unionists, retirees, students and an activist brass marching band.
Occupy Fort Collins March to Wells Fargo Bank
Wells Fargo is the largest bank in Colorado

• 29 Sep 2011 - Bank of America announced plans to charge millions of customers $5 a month if they use their debit cards to make purchases. Bank of America got pummeled by consumers and politicians for introducing its plans for new debit-card fees. Most other big U.S. banks are steering clear of imposing similar charges.

Wells Fargo is testing a $3 monthly debit-card fee in five states!

The debit-card fees stem from a provision in last year's Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul law that reduced by roughly half the amount that banks are permitted to charge merchants for debit-card transactions. Merchants had long complained that they were being charged too much to accept debit cards, which are typically used instead of cash and checks.

Banks are expected to lose more than $6 billion in annual revenue as a result of the new rules, according to industry estimates.

The debit-card fees have sparked an outcry among politicians — including members of Congress and President Obama — as well as customers, who have threatened to close their bank accounts and move to other institutions.

Community banks and credit unions are tapping into that fury by encouraging consumers to move to small institutions that don't charge such fees. Bethpage Federal Credit Union in New York, for example, said this week it signed up 1,500 customers — twice its normal rate — since Bank of America's plans became public.

In a statement, Wells Fargo said, "We regularly review our pricing and take into account the needs of our customers, industry trends, the market competition and our cost of doing business."

• 17 Oct 2011 - Wells Fargo reports Q3 earnings rose 21%. That works out to be 114% Annual Profit!

• 25 Oct 2011 - 300 Colorado Homeowners Close Their Accounts at Wells Fargo!

• 01 Nov 2011 - Bank of America Cancels New $5-per-month Debit Card Fee!


OWS, march on bank - Googled for you

02 Nov 2011 • Demonstrators converge on the Port of Oakland • 5th largest Port in USA
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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 2, 2011 10:48am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Former Marine's injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement

early morning hours of 26 Oct 2011 • Scott Olsen served two tours of duty in Iraq with the U.S. Marines
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Marine Veteran Scott Olsen serving with Occupy Oakland pays a huge price for keeping The Peace

Former Marine's injury spurs vets to join Occupy movement

story by Gary Strauss and Rick Hampson, USA TODAY • November 2, 2011

Spurred by an injury to one of their own, military veterans are mobilizing to increase their presence and profile in the Occupy Wall Street movement.

Today on Wall Street, the New York City chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and dozens of other uniformed veterans known as "Veterans of the 99%" began massing at 11:15 a.m. near Wall Street, where Occupy began Sept. 17. They marched through the financial district to the Occupy Wall Street encampment about a half mile away.

Several wearing their service uniforms, paused outside the New York Stock Exchange, chanting; "We are veterans. We are the 99%," and "corporate profits on the rise/soldiers have to bleed and die.

The demonstration ended shortly after noon, without incident.

Although they've been participating in Occupy protests throughout the country, vets say their ranks have been swelling since last week, when former Marine and Iraq War vet Scott Olsen sustained a skull fracture when he was hit by a police projectile at an Occupy Oakland protest . Although still hospitalized, Olsen, 24, is expected to make a full recovery.

"His injury has definitely galvanized veterans,'' says University of Illinois senior Scott Kimball, who served in Iraq as an Army specialist. He'll be helping coordinate today's New York City event, which begins with an 11 a.m. march from Vietnam Veterans Plaza to Liberty Square.

"We're getting calls from veterans across the country who are extremely angry and appalled that someone who served two tours in Iraq got injured as a well-behaved protester,'' says Kimball, 27. "It's rallying vets across the country. We're just seeing the beginning of it."

Interim Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan has said that the events leading up to Olsen's injury would be investigated as vigorously as a fatal police shooting.

Occupy Wall Street launched as a protest against corporate America's influence on government and the growing income disparity between the nation's rich and poor. Although some of the protests have appeared aimless and disorganized, Occupy's central themes have attracted a widening band of followers, and the protests spread to scores of U.S. cities and abroad.

George Weber, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, was among vets marching in New York City Wednesday. "You can say this (protest) won't do any good, but where would we be if the founding fathers took that attitude,'' Weber said.

The movement has been gathering support from labor unions and liberal groups such as MoveOn.org, although support from veterans has been less vocal. Occupy Marines, a Facebook support group that did not respond to calls, has been urging vets and active-duty personnel to show up at demonstrations, but not in military uniforms.

"I'm in it for the long term,'' says 25-year-old former Marine Shawn Riley, who served in Iraq and is a participant in Occupy Chicago. "This is an idea we're going to pass to future generations."

Joe Carter, a retired Army sergeant and head of the national Iraq Veterans Against the War association, expects increasing involvement from both retired and active-duty personnel.

"We're hearing from 80-year-old former Marines,'' says Carter, who served two tours in Iraq. "Scott Olsen was willing to put himself on the line, so a lot more people are willing to take a more visible role."

Carter hopes vets can parlay higher visibility in Occupy protests into heightened awareness of issues key to vets: high jobless rates and issues ranging from declining benefits to lingering physical and mental trauma of war. According to a recent Department of Labor report, unemployment among 18-to-24-year old vets is over 20%, vs. the national unemployment rate of about 9%.

Elsewhere, Oakland, city officials are bracing for a possible shutdown of the Port of Oakland today by organizers for Occupy Oakland, which is planning to disrupt the nation's fifth-busiest shipping container port today in a broad call-to-action plan that will include a march against local businesses.

More than 40 people were injured during an anti-war protest at the Port of Oakland in 2003. Oakland city officials say police will be on hand today to keep watch on demonstrators.

Demonstrators in Los Angeles Chicago and Philadelphia said they planned to hold solidarity actions Wednesday.

Contributing: Judy Keen in Chicago; Associated Press

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Poster: rastamon Date: Nov 3, 2011 6:16am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Werewolves of Oakland

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/us/protest-in-oakland-turns-violent.html

I'll grant that it was a splinter group of PUNKS that caused the trouble last night. Imo, the police should have used baton's and extreme force to take those PUNKS into custody - as an example.

Breaking windows, starting bonfires and assaulting police should not be tolerated whatsoever, and the PUNK culprits should do serious time, as felons, in jail.

Another example of the OWS not policing their demonstrations and trespassing's...oh, *excuse me, "occupation".

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 4, 2011 9:37am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Werewolves of Oakland

I'm still waiting for them to catch the culprit(s) behind the bombing in Haymarket Square...

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 3, 2011 9:56am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: occupy fried chicken joint in NJ

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/11/02/paterson-police-arrest-three-people-caught-on-tape-in-machete-attack/

And don't forget "Occupy Poland" that was a blast!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Nov 3, 2011 10:04am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: occupy Red Robin

i'm part of the occupy red robin movement. i like the a1 peppercorn burger and the bottomless fries.

sp anyone?

This post was modified by rdenirojb87 on 2011-11-03 17:04:20

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 4, 2011 9:29am
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: occupy Red Robin

As long as you use illegal cooking oil...

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